Mondaq Canada: Family and Matrimonial
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
A recent case decided by the Family Law Division of the Queen's Bench for Saskatchewan provides some candid insights of the Canadian judiciary on the legal status of animals in this country.
Clark Wilson LLP
A discretionary trust is an important estate planning tool for many purposes.
McLennan Ross LLP
The two most common documents that are drafted along with a Will are firstly, a Personal Directive, and secondly, Enduring Power of Attorney.
Torkin Manes LLP
When a couple marries in Ontario, the law impresses that relationship with financial obligations and entitlements that are engaged in the event of a separation.
Crowe Soberman LLP
The death of an individual that operates a business as a sole proprietor may have GST/HST implications; mostly for the deceased's estate (the "Estate") and its trustees.
McCague Borlack LLP
It is well-established in Canadian law that a properly drafted waiver of liability can serve as a full defence to a tort claim.
Bennett Jones LLP
An interesting Will interpretation question arose in Matras Estate, 2016 ABQB 728 regarding the meaning of the word "children".
Bennett Jones LLP
In McNeill Estate (Re), 2016 ABQB 645, the court used extrinsic evidence–evidence outside the Will itself–to validate a Will even though only a photocopy was available and it was witnessed by only one person, not two.
The Ross Firm
Less than a year after introducing 24-hour e-filing for small claims court forms and fees, the province is now turning its attention to accepting divorce filings through an online portal.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
A recent Canadian Tax Court Case has important implications for parents with shared custody and the way child support is paid and collected.
McInnes Cooper
Our lawyers are key contributors to our clients' industry organizations. McInnes Cooper lawyer Sarah Dykema, TEP is a member of STEP Canada, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (Canada).
Fogler, Rubinoff LLP
The repeal of the U.S. Federal estate and gift tax took a major step forward. Bill HR198 (the Death Tax Repeal Act 2017) was recently re-introduced in the Senate and the House of Representatives.
The Ross Firm
On behalf of Jenn McMillan of The Ross Firm Professional Corporation posted in Family/Matrimonial Law on Wednesday, January 25, 2017.
Lerners
A conventional separation or divorce process is based on adversarial principles, regardless of the lawyers and/or parties having the intention of being cooperative.
Miller Thomson LLP
While assisted reproduction is no longer novel, the law is still not settled as to what rights people have to reproductive material and the right of embryos conceived through assisted reproduction.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
Separated Parents do have to share some expenses for their children on top of base child support. Section 7 of the Child Support Guidelines sets out what expenses parents have to pay...
The Ross Firm
Media influence tends to stick. It has amazing tenacity for leaving its mark on everyday lives. Take divorce, for instance.
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
Dual wills are an estate planning tool that has gained popularity in British Columbia since 2014, when the Wills, Estates and Succession Act ("WESA") came into effect.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
A recent decision from Saskatchewan's Court of Queen's Bench has drawn the attention of pet owners after the judge ruled that dogs are to be considered property...
McLennan Ross LLP
There are many reasons for you to make a will. Do you have children? Do you own a house, car, valuable personal items, or shares in a business?
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McInnes Cooper
Here are some tax basics and key planning strategies for three common estate planning scenarios that Canadians with U.S. connections regularly face.
Lerners
A Testator had a signed Will that they kept in their safety deposit box. After the Testator died, the signed Will could not be located in the safety deposit box, or at all.
Crowe Soberman LLP
Recently, Crowe Soberman partner Alan Wainer was invited to join the host of The Wealth4Self podcast, Marshall Vaughan, to discuss: – digital estate planning / – your digital assets / – naming a digital executor and – storing your data.
Crowe Soberman LLP
Change is a natural part of life – for people as individuals and in the lifecycle of a business as well. Companies must grow, evolve and re-invent to stay competitive in an ever-changing world.
McLennan Ross LLP
Your will enables you to determine the beneficiaries of the property in your estate.
Minden Gross LLP
For high net worth individuals and families, taxes resulting from the disposition of an estate can be onerous and can impede a smooth transition of a business to the next generation.
Minden Gross LLP
Looking to found a family business dynasty? Here's a sobering statistic: Only about 10% of family-owned businesses make it past the third generation.
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
Dual wills are an estate planning tool that has gained popularity in British Columbia since 2014, when the Wills, Estates and Succession Act ("WESA") came into effect.
Miller Thomson LLP
In Becker v. Becker, the Supreme Court of British Columbia considered whether a testator who had been hospitalized with an inoperable brain tumour had the requisite testamentary capacity...
Fogler, Rubinoff LLP
The repeal of the U.S. Federal estate and gift tax took a major step forward. Bill HR198 (the Death Tax Repeal Act 2017) was recently re-introduced in the Senate and the House of Representatives.
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